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William A. Mogel on Apache Corp. v. FERC, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 26275 (D.C. Cir. Dec. 28, 2010)
Posted on 1 Feb 2011 by William A. Mogel

By William A. Mogel, Attorney at Law In this Emerging Issues Analysis, attorney William A. Mogel discusses Apache Corp. v. FERC , 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 26275 (D.C. Cir. Dec. 28, 2010), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced... Read More

Pennsylvania DEP Reorganizes in Response to Gas Drilling
Posted on 23 Sep 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A major reorganization within the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will refocus the agency on its core mission of protecting the environment while improving efficiency and regulatory consistency. "These organizational... Read More

McNees Wallace & Nurick: Who Pays for Road Damage in Pennsylvania After Act 13?
Posted on 5 Oct 2012 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

By Jim Franklin The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continues to experience dramatic increases in heavy-truck transportation activity associated with Marcellus Shale. So much so that approximately one-quarter of all PA-state routes are now posted with... Read More

Study Concludes Hydraulic Fracturing Isn't Contaminating Groundwater; Poor Waste Management, Bore Wells Are
Posted on 5 Jul 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

Prior posts have noted groundwater contamination associated with natural gas produced from deep shale deposits by hydraulic fracturing. A study by researchers (with no industry contributions) concludes that such pollution results not from liquids pumped... Read More

Cadwalader Client & Friends Memo: FERC Enforcement Director Calls for Legislative Fix to Address Hunter Decision
Posted on 18 Feb 2014 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

On January 15, 2014, Mr. Norman Bay, Director of the Office of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ), testified at a Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection hearing entitled “Regulating... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Regulatory Lead Time an Important Consideration in Development of Ohio Drilling Units
Posted on 23 Jan 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Kathy Milenkovski and Neal Pierce During the past year, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has conducted hearings on three applications for unitized operation under Ohio Revised Code 1509.28. Additional hearings are on the schedule for January... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Pennsylvania DEP Finds No Link Between Hydraulic Fracturing and Methane Contamination
Posted on 3 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

By Armando F. Benincasa, Brian J. Pulito and Thomas J. Sengewalt After a 16-month investigation, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Monday that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas by WPX Energy, Inc. was not responsible... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Kentucky Oil and Gas Modernization Act of 2015 Will Become Effective June 24
Posted on 15 May 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Sarah M. Lange and J. Kevin West e | The Kentucky Oil and Gas Modernization Act of 2015 was enacted by the Kentucky General Assembly during the 2015 Legislative Session and will take effect on June 24, 2015. The legislation provides regulatory certainty... Read More

Babst Calland: Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Lease Act Signed Into Law, Addresses Joint Development
Posted on 18 Jul 2013 by Babst Calland

On July 9, 2013, Governor Corbett signed into law Senate Bill 259, also known as the Oil and Gas Lease Act (Act), amending the Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act. In addition to providing new rights and requirements as to payments resulting from the production... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski: Hydraulic Fracturing as a Subsurface Trespass, Part 1 in a Series of 5
Posted on 23 May 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

This article is the first in a series of five posts. Hydraulic fracturing activities continue to rise, and are at the center of much debate and litigation focusing on the potential health risks associated with the process. But an emerging issue... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: WVDEP Issues New Storm Water Construction General Permit for Oil and Gas Projects
Posted on 16 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

By Armando F. Benincasa The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) issued its long-delayed Storm Water Construction General Permit for Oil and Gas projects this past Monday. The permit which will impact greatly oil and gas industry... Read More

Babst Calland: Pennsylvania Court Rules That Gas Lease Was Not Forfeited
Posted on 11 Sep 2015 by Babst Calland

By Elena L. Rorabaugh The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled on Friday that an oil and gas lease was not forfeited by the failure of the operators to pay delay rentals lexis.com subscribers may view the enhanced opinion | Lexis Advance ] . In Dewing... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: NIOSH and Fracking
Posted on 10 Aug 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Janis P. White, M.D. Based on recent presentations by NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) one can surmise that the agency is taking a very active interest in hydraulic fracturing (fracking). Silica exposure seems to be... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: DOJ Ramps Up Interest in Oil and Gas Industry
Posted on 23 Aug 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Gordon H. Copland, Russell D. Jessee and Nathaniel I. Holland Last year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division reached an agreement with two natural gas producers who each paid fines of over one-half million dollars to settle claims... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Judge Overturns City of Morgantown Fracking Ban
Posted on 16 Aug 2011 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Armando F. Benincasa In a ruling late on Friday afternoon, Circuit Court Judge Susan Tucker overturned the city of Morgantown's ordinance banning hydraulic fracturing within city limits and extending one mile outside the city's municipal... Read More